Happy Easter lovelies.
Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring, is considered the ancient namesake of the festival of Easter. It's about fertility, renewal, rebirth and the divine return. All of which are aspects of creativity. Whether or not you observe Easter, this week is a brilliant time to honour the connection with your creative spirit in whatever way feels good to you.
One of the things I love to do during this time is to get in the kitchen and create nutritious and delicious concoctions to share with my loved ones. Here's one of my recipes for bliss that I'd love to share with you!
Lelicious Raw Cacao and Coconut Bliss Balls
Makes approximately 22 regular sized bliss balls.
12 mejool dates (about 2 cups), pitted and chopped
2 cups shredded coconut
4 level tablespoons coconut oil, melted if needed
4 level tablespoons cacao powder
1 heaped tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon vanilla essence1/2 cup extra shredded coconut for covering, optional
- Add the ingredients into a food processor or blender, one by one. Blend until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture out into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, roll one spoonful at a time into bite-sized bliss balls (about the size of a golf ball).
- Roll your bliss balls in the extra shredded coconut to coat them.
- Place in the fridge to set (or eat them immediately if you prefer!).
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
- If your mixture is too dry, add a little more tahini one spoon at a time.
- If you find your mixture too wet, add a little more shredded coconut.
- No blender? No matter. Place your mejool dates in a pot of shallow water over medium heat. Gently stew them until soft and the water has been absorbed. Keep your eye on it, in case you need to add a little more water. Then, spoon into a mixing bowl and combine it with the rest of the ingredients. This method may add more moisture to your final mixture, in which case add more shredded coconut as needed.
Eat before they all go!
It's a bite-sized superfood for your super self.
I'd love to hear about how you connect with your creative spirit! In what ways do you connect or desire to connect with its essence? Add your comments below or be a part of the conversation on my Facebook Page.
Shine on, Jelena x
p.s. Honouring the connection with who you really are, in a way that feels good to you, is a brilliant recipe for personal bliss.
© Copyright Jelena Mrkich 2013.
Permission is granted to share this post and images within it freely on the condition that the author is credited and this byline is included. Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit JelenaMrkich.com or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.